According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham were interested in signing Amiens hitman Serhou Guirassy in January. And if they plan to renew their interest in him in the summer, it seems as though they may have their work cut-out, with the Daily Mail now reporting that Tottenham are also keen on the Frenchman.
The Hammers are desperately short in the centre-forward department. £45m summer signing Sebastien Haller is misfiring, and Albian Ajeti hasn’t proved himself to be of any use thus far. Although it’s fair to argue that the Swiss striker hasn’t been given much of a chance.
It seemed as though David Moyes was trying to address that issue in January. Sky Sports claimed last month that West Ham were keen on signing Guirassy.
It might prove tricky for the Hammers to snare the 23-year-old, if they do in fact go back in for him in the summer, however, with Tottenham allegedly now keen on the striker too (Daily Mail).
But is the Amiens forward good enough for the Premier League?
Guirassy has been far from prolific this season, with eight goals and one assist in 22 games to his name thus far (Transfermarkt).
In 21 Ligue 1 outings, he has won an average of 4.2 aerial duals per game (Who Scored). So he is obviously strong in the air.
Talents Hunter describe the 23-year-old as a tall, physically athletic and fast striker.
The Daily Mail claims that Guirassy will cost somewhere around £18 million in the summer, however.
And that might represent too much fo a risk for West Ham, even if they retain their Premier League status this season.
With Tottenham now in the running too, however, the decision might just be taken out of the east London outfit’s hands.